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Getting Around Antigua

Unlike some of the Leeward Islands, which are circled by a coastal road, Antigua's road system is based more on a hub system. Roads radiate out from the capital city of St. John's, located on the northwest coast.

Taxi travel is the most common means of transportation, especially for families not comfortable with driving on the left side of the road. Taxi fares from the St. John’s area to Nelson’s Dockyard on the far side of the island run about $50 US round trip.

Rental cars are available; a temporary Antiguan driver’s license is required. The license can be obtained at the V.C. Bird International Airport or at any Antiguan police station.

We found that some roads are a little bumpy, and that a full tank of gas (as well as a spare tire) was recommended for visitors who would be traveling out on the island away from the major destinations.

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